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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

OBITUARY

Raymond Willard Hill

May 13, 1934June 18, 2020
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High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, – and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air . . . Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark nor even eagle flew – And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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    Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Raymond Willard Hill

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Irene Nugent

August 4, 2020

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very sweet man.
I went to high school with Ray's daughter, Lynn Hill, and we were great friends. We graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1970. And about that time the Commander was stationed on the Coral Sea (air craft carrier) in San Francisco. I lived with Lynn, her Mom, Barbara, and the Commander for awhile - maybe a couple of years. It's hard to remember back that far. And then I moved to Florida with Lynn. Actually the four of us got in two cars and drove across the country together from San Francisco to Florida. Lynn's Mom and Dad were so good to me. They filled in as my second set of parents.
When I returned to California I lost touch with the Hills. I would love to know what happened to Lynn. I would also love to know your story about how you met Ray. And what happened to Barbara? I just turned 68 years old in June and I'm getting ready to retire. And I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the past. From time to time I have googled Lynn, Barbara & Ray Hill, but nothing has ever turned up until I saw his obit last week. I am so sorry to know of his passing.

My contact:

Irene Nugent
1739 Kentucky Street
Redwood City, Ca 94061
Phone - 650-387-9640

I would love to know anything that you would be willing to share with me and would love to have any photos that you would be will to copy and share with me.
Thank you so much!
Irene

Douglas Hill

July 21, 2020

Ray and Barbara and Dieter at riverside stop on road-trip to Baden from Kuppingen in Germany.

Douglas Hill

July 21, 2020

Added a picture of a gentleman farmer in Germany: 1) U. Ray and I are inspecting one of the hen-pecked "girls" to put the "Kannibalismus" tar on her back to prevent more hen pecking, U. Ray had just returned from a day at the office. (pic by Earl Hill Jr.)

Mario Rosa

July 21, 2020

A heart felt loss to the family. An amazing loving and supportive father-in-law. His smile will be greatly missed. There is much that can be said about his amazing character. One of my memories of Ray was when I first met him at my mother-in-laws house in Seattle. It was then I learned about his Naval service and that he and I both had been VFA-83 Rampagers during our time in service. Another memory takes me to when Ray was trying to not laugh when my youngest daughter mistook herself for a cat. A good family memory then and still today.
It is an honor to have met him let alone be considered a son-in-law. Where I am today flying is in a very big way due to his generous love and support. Ray, you fly with me in heart, spirit and memory. I wish you fair winds and following seas dear sir and God bless you.

Irene Nugent

July 19, 2020

I knew the Commander when he was on the Coral Sea in 1970 in San Francisco. He was very good to me.

Marcia Hoeman

June 21, 2020

Jean,

I remember Ray as a kind, gentle and supportive husband. I am so sorry for your loss. You have experienced so much loss in recent years. Take care and know my thoughts are with you. Marcia

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